Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Another Good Reason to Not Believe Everything You Read

Most people know that Wikipedia is an open-source site where anyone is free to edit the content they provide on just about every subject you could think of. Unfortunately it seems that many people take the information provided by this site as gospel even though it could have been written by your neighbor's son who has been stoned most of his life. Obviously, on this site, there doesn't have to be research, editing by people with an armload of degrees, or any other sort of oversight that usually goes into an encyclopedic reference. So, the story which recently ran in maltaStar about a program which showed who really is editing this site cause quite a stir. Check out the article to see just who was adding or deleting what info--makes for interesting reading and is another good reason not to believe everything you see in print.

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